DD-WRT v23 on WRT54GS v3 Blimking LED and Router not working

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by nomercy0007, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. nomercy0007

    nomercy0007 Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54GS v3 router. I just installed DD-WRT v23 alpha on it and now the power LED just blinks. I can't access it through the web interface and I dont see a wireless signal. What can I do to get it working. Or I just want to put the old official firmware back on the router. The documentation says that it will take a while on the first boot but 30 minutes is a long time.
  2. matthiaz

    matthiaz Network Guru Member

  3. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    WRT54GS 3.0 is qual to WRT54Gv 4.0. the support will be inside at the end of the week. so you have to wait for it. you can easily debrick it with various methods. just browse the dd-wrt wiki or the various forums and sites. i got sick today, so i'm not in the mood to write more yet. good luck with it and be sure that the support is comming before final
  4. Charlie_Hustle

    Charlie_Hustle Network Guru Member

    I debricked mine by unplugging the router with my tftp window open. Wait 10 sec. start up the tftp utility and plug it in. I set the number of times to try it to 15.
  5. jimf

    jimf Network Guru Member

    DD-WRT v23-beta1 works fine on WRT54GS v3

    I've been running Alchemy on my older WRT54GS (a v2 I think) for some time, using it as a firewall/router without wireless.

    Last week my D-Link AP went belly up. "No problem," I figured, "I'll just yank it and turn on the wireless on the GS." And pick up faster wireless on the Mac with the Airport Extreme card while I'm at it.

    Problem is, I was using a D-Link AP in client/bridge mode to connect my servers to my office LAN. And D-Link APs will only bridge to other D-Link APs. And I wasn't buying another D-Link AP after having had one burn itself up already.

    I tried a Linksys game adapter but it'll only bridge one computer at a time, not good enough. But I knew that Alchemy supported bridging so off I went to pick up another GS.

    Unfortunately (I thought) I bought a v3 model not realizing it wasn't supported by Alchemy. As of this posting there was no word on when it would be, either. And I needed that bridge: without it I have no printing, no tivo2go, no mp3 server, and my daughter doesn't have nickjr. It could get ugly.

    My search for a solution led me to try DD-WRT. The website claimed that v3 hardware was supported but untested; the download notes for v23-beta1 said it *has* been tested.

    So I gave it a shot. Worst that would happen is I'd get a brick, right?

    It works just fine. So, if you're looking for something like Alchemy for v3 hardware, DD-WRT v23-beta1 is just the thing. The UI is prettier than Alchemy, too.

    Good work guys.
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